啟示錄的聖誕節 (張仕儒牧師)

13 Dec

啟示錄的聖誕節 (張仕儒牧師)

講道經文:啟示錄12:1-6
當我們聽到啟示錄的時候,通常會聯想到世界末日,而聽到聖誕節時,則聯想到一個新世界的開始。那麼要如何從聖誕節來看啟示錄呢?今天就讓我們藉著神的智慧及能力,來看看在啟示錄中,神要給我們什麼樣的提醒,要告訴我們什麼。
在第二節中寫道「她懷了孕,在生產的艱難中疼痛呼叫。」,意喻以色列民族有一個神聖的使命,但要完成這個使命需要經歷成長的苦難。



從啟示錄的角度來看聖誕節,可以看到撒旦想要破壞與阻擋耶穌的誕生,但這些經文告訴我們,在最困難與充滿挑戰的時候,有如我們現在所面對的2020,但是神仍然掌權,神仍然是神,祂告訴我們不要害怕,因為愛裡面沒有懼怕。


啟示錄12:1-6 (和合本)

  1. 天上現出大異象來:有一個婦人,身披日頭,腳踏月亮,頭戴十二星的冠冕。
  2. 她懷了孕,在生產的艱難中疼痛呼叫。
  3. 天上又現出異象來:有一條大紅龍,七頭十角,七頭上戴著七個冠冕。
  4. 牠的尾巴拖拉著天上星辰的三分之一,摔在地上。龍就站在那將要生產的婦人面前,等她生產之後,要吞吃她的孩子。
  5. 婦人生了一個男孩子,是將來要用鐵杖轄管萬國的(註:“轄管”原文作“牧”);她的孩子被提到 神寶座那裡去了。
  6. 婦人就逃到曠野,在那裡有 神給她預備的地方,使她被養活一千二百六十天。
Revelation 12:1-6 (NIV)

  1. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
  2. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
  3. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.
  4. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
  5. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
  6. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.